Jatro Renewables is a 14-year old integrated engineering and manufacturing company in the chemical mass transfer processing industry specializing in biofuels technologies and primarily on biodiesel and renewable diesel. Jatro Renewables is capable of designing and building biofuels plants from as small as 5 million to 200 million gallons per year capacities (a plant’s nameplate).
U.S. Based Company
With headquarters in Miamisburg (near Dayton) Ohio, Jatro Renewables’ team of engineers have decades of industrial experience and knowledge, these competencies include process design; equipment design; process equipment manufacturing; system integration; plant design; plant modification; automation; and, turn-key project management for a complete biofuels plant from design to construction through operator training and system commissioning. On a consultancy basis, Jatro Renewables offers process consultancy; developing or co-developing new technologies, and case studies.
A Jatro Renewables’ control room where one Operator and two to three utility personnel and a chemist can manage the entire plant for every facet of the process from feedstock processing, reactor monitoring to distillation and conforming to quality assurance program standards for final biodiesel in the finished tank.
Jatro Renewables’ biodiesel equipment co-located with an ethanol plant owned by CHS, Inc., Annawan, IL
Jatro Renewables’ Supercritical technology biodiesel plant at Annawan, Illinois, and co-located with ethanol a 110 million gallon per year ethanol plant (operational since March 2016)
New Technologies (reduce cost, expand feedstocks)
For customers in the U.S., Canada and overseas the company has built or re-engineered many greenfield and existing biodiesel plants using economical modular and component process designs. However, it’s the heart of the process that counts, and in 2016 the company’s first commercial use of “Supercritical” technology for producing biodiesel was introduced and commissioned at a plant in Illinois. The hallmark for adopting Supercritical is no catalyst is used saving chemical costs and increasing the market value of the by-product glycerin. However, more importantly the process allows 100% free fatty acid (FFA) feedstocks to be processed which greatly expands the choice and typically at far less cost.
Renewable Diesel (also referred to as Drop-in Diesel or Green Diesel)
Jatro Renewables offers a complete, commercially proven biofuels plant that produces renewable diesel. The system includes a steam methane reformer to produce the needed hydrogen to keep the main reactors cool. Producing renewable diesel employs “hydroprocessing” to convert the same types of feedstocks used for making biodiesel and with the same capability to handle up to 100% FFA feedstocks. A plant in the midwest has been operational for since December 2016; another ran for two years and was recently repositioned and is currently being reestablished (2018).
The Modular Advantage
Modular construction of plants are essentially complete process units, pre-fabricated, to the maximum extent possible, in a module fabrication shop remote from the customer’s plant site. By integrating key aspects of a job (design, fabrication, and installation) it allows Jatro Renewables to have closer control over an entire project’s value chain from plant permitting through start-up and commissioning, and managed this way projects typically have a far better chance of coming in on schedule and budget.
If an entire plant is envisioned, regardless of size, a typical pre-fabricated modular system can include the columns (in sections), reactors, decanters, heat exchangers, pumps and various types of process equipment to be mounted within steel frame structures or on skids. What can not be contained on a skid or frame, is transported to the customer’s site separately for installation and integration there (such as feedstock and finished fuel storage tanks).
Complete System Capability
After all process equipment is installed within the frame structure (or separately on-site), piping components, field instrumentation and electrical wiring are completed. Also, tracing, thermal insulation, lighting, control system and safety and fire protection systems are installed in the module at the assembly shop phase. Testing is conducted of all components before shipment to the customer’s site, and their mechanical specifications and guidelines are followed closely to insure that the system will meet all customer requirements.
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Jatro Renewables indoor storage tank farm for feedstock and finished biodiesel. Located inside optionally in very cold locations
Jatro Renewables biodiesel reactors operate at ~700C. and 2,700 psi. No catalyst is used, and refines up to 100% FFA oils
Jatro Renewables sub-contracts actual plant construction but maintains daily oversight of operations from permitting, to training through final plant commissioning, EPA and LCFS registrations
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